03-14-2006, 10:26 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
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John => Thanks & dah! I should have thought of blowing through it to make sure it faces the right direction. The picture is a nice help though too.
re. tubing, I was at a local aquarium club (LAC) talk a while back where the speaker recommended the silicone tubing over the clear vinyl (according to my notes), but I could not remember why so. SO thanks for the info on both kinds.
re. baking soda and limiting/controling the reaction, it does seem that many municipal water sources are hard enough. As I remember it, alcohol, which is produced by the fermentation process (that we are using to supply DIY CO2), is the more limiting/controlling factor. Affecting the constancy more and even killing the brew over time.